William P. Kinter, 85, of St. Andrew’s Village, Indiana, passed away quietly in his sleep, Thursday, March 21 2013, at Indiana Regional Medical Center.
The only child of the late Paul and Estelle L. Simpson Kinter, he was born Jan. 21, 1928, in Indiana.
Mr. Kinter attended grade school in Indiana and served in the Merchant Marines. With the start of WWII, William enlisted in the Army Air Corps and served in the 89th Airborne as a paratrooper, stationed in Japan. After the war, he attended blacksmithing school in Trinidad, Colorado, and later attended California State College in Uniontown. William graduated with a degree in education and metal shop. He taught at Dunbar and Homer City schools for a time. William met Helen Daskivich while in college and they were married on Aug. 8, 1955. They later moved to Allentown, where he was employed by Mack Trucks, Inc. William was involved in competitive shooting and was a member of the Guthsville Gun Club and Hellertown Gun Club. He also shot frequently with the Allentown Police Department, where he won many awards. He was also an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.
William is survived by his daughter, Joyce Kinter Alsobrook and his son-in-law Bobby J., of Edmond, Okla. He has one granddaughter, Nicole S. Alsobrook, and two step grandsons, Bobby J. Alsobrook, III and Brian J. Alsobrook, all of Oklahoma.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
A graveside service will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at Greenwood Cemetery with Pastor Kathy Mihoerck officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Indiana Unit, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205-4620; American Kidney Fund, 11921 Rockville Pike, Suite 300, Rockville, MD 20852; or the American Heart Association, 4727 Rt. 30, Suite 204, Greensburg, PA 15601.